Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by usechopstix4soup:
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
First off, I am a huge fan of both Ommegang and Game of Thrones so when I saw that there was a Take the Black stout, I almost lost it.
Beer pours oil black with creamy tan head that dissipated in a considerable amount of time. Standard look for a stout, wasn't expecting anything different from any other dark beer.
The aroma of the beer is hard hitting. Heavy presence of spice, sugars, liquorice, and coffee beans. Unlike many other stouts, this beer's smell is not dependent on the coffee/chocolate smell. I have to say, it smells much like what I imagine stout in the old days probably taste like, dark, bold and spiced.
Taste is dry and bitter, much like a dry rub. It dries out the tongue and leaves it feeling freshened from the herbs, which is predominately liquorice roots. Mouthfeel is on the thinner bodied side.
As far as quality of beer, this beer hits where I expected. It is by no means a "bad" beer but it also does not compare to Ommegang's usual brewings and this might have to do with the fact that it's a gimmick. I was not disappointed but I was not thoroughly impress neither.
10-03-2013 03:54:29 | More by usechopstix4soup
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
Had on tap at the Ommegang brewery cafe yesterday.Poured into a snifter near jet black with a one finger frothy beige head atop.Aromas of black licorice and roast mainly,quite yeasty.Flavors of light yeasty phenols,dark roast,and more of the black licorice,with a dryer earthy finish.Not bad and not overly yeasty/phenolic.
09-25-2013 20:33:02 | More by oberon
4.26/5 rDev +16.4%
Found this in total wine, almost died of ecstasy. I'm a huge 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and 'Game of Thrones" fan.. so was pretty excited to find this on the shelf..
A 25 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Dark, pitch black death. A quarter-inch head left on the top.
S: Sour, burnt hops, a smidgen of marshmallow.
T: Tastes sour, dark oak and chocolate.
M: Foamy, breezy, fluffy. Delicious.
O: Very nice beer. I would recommend it. AND read the books too.
10-05-2013 03:47:02 | More by tjumfrid
4.01/5 rDev +9.6%
In a snifter the beer was a black color with a cocoa-colored head. There was a bit of lace.
Aroma of chocolate and coffee, with some sweet fruit. I had the impression of charcoal.
The aroma translated well into the taste. Sweet chocolate, coffee. Some raisins. Still that charcoal sensation.
Very smooth, on the dry side.
11-17-2013 15:16:20 | More by lordofthewiens
3.76/5 rDev +2.7%
750mL bottle from the LCBO - apparently my local shop randomly got a bonus case or two of this today. Finally watching the series and reading the books...not sure why it took me so long.
Pours dark charcoal, with a billowing head of foam of the usual Belgian-inspired sort. Lingers long, with good retention and a healthy dose of lacing.
Nose is chocolate, Belgian yeast, caramel, smoke. A few beers marketed as a "Belgian Stout" have had similar noses.
Anise was billed high, but got a pretty moderate performance. Still, the brew itself was quite tasty - dry roasted malt, coffee, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, a bit of smoke and spice. Went down well as I watched the episode.
Tasty brew, certainly a marked improvement over their first GoT brew. Nice Belgian Dark.
01-20-2014 04:55:00 | More by JohnnyBarman
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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